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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 12:16 AM
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Please Consider That At Least Eleven States Do Some Hand Counting of Paper Ballots
Ten of them are:

Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

But, nationally just under 1 percent of total votes cast are Hand Counted.

(.pdf) http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/Elect...


In addition, New York currently hand counts ballots generated by ballot markers deployed to meet accessibility requirements, though it remains to be seen if many voters will use them.

Perhaps other states have Hand Counted ballot classes missed by this survey.


While slightly less than a percent of cast ballots are Hand Counted nationally, perhaps many more jurisdictions could as easily do so. And it may well make economic $ense for most of them.

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galloglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 06:09 PM
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1. Add Missouri !
at last count, we still had six counties which hand count


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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 02:18 AM
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2. I'm sure a lot of states have some counties that count absentees by hand. nt
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 02:16 AM
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3. That's why I wrote * at least *.

But since HAVA doesn't require machines, and many jurisdictions still HCPB, and even more could be, and lots of people are out of work, I say count paper ballots by hand.

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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 06:12 PM
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4. NC lists Hand Counted Paper Ballots as a certified system
but no county has wanted to use that as their voting system, but we do have audits and recounts.
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